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Authors: Clay Wilson 
Book Description:
Many International terrorist groups now actively use computers and the Internet to communicate, and several may develop or acquire the necessary technical skills to direct a coordinated attacks against computers in the United States. A cyberattack intended to harm the U.S. economy would likely target computers that operate the civilian critical infrastructure and government agencies. However, there is disagreement among some observers about whether a coordinated cyberattack against the U.S. Critical infrastructure could be extremely harmful, or even whether computers operating the civilian critical infrastructure actually offer an effective target for furthering terrorist goals. This new book provides background information for three types of attacks against computers (cyberattack, physical attack, and electromagnetic attack), and discusses related vulnerabilities for each type of attack.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction
(pg. 1-2)

Chapter 2. Background
(pg. 3-22)

Chapter 3. Issues for Congress
(pg. 23-34)

Chapter 4. Legislative Activity
(Pg. 35-36)

Appendix A Planning for a Cyberattack
(Pg. 37-40)

Appendix B Characteristics of Malicious Code
(Pg. 41-44)

Appendix C Similarities in Tactics Used for Cyberattacks and
Conventional Terrorist Attacks
(pg.45-46)

Endnotes
(Pg. 47-66)

Index
(pg.67)

   Series:
      Computer Science, Technology and Applications
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 6 x 9 , 75 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-337-5
   Status: AV
  
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